Eric Vloeimans

Eric Vloeimans (1963), born in the Netherlands, is regarded as one of Europe’s best trumpet players. He shows an extraordinary talent for playing original music with an outstanding quality. On his cd's Vloeimans prefers to record original compositions. As a composer he does not feel restricted to one particular style, but at the same time, he has managed to create a language of his own. His writing is fresh and creative, yet not without feel and respect for the tradition. The great musical talent and the expressive power of the music of Eric Vloeimans have been honoured by winning the Dutch Edison Award four times, the Boy Edgar Award, the Elly Ameling oeuvre prize and the prestigious Bird Award at the North Sea Jazz Festival.

Eric Vloeimans has been active in a wide variety of ensembles all over the years. The Eric Vloeimans Quartet and his recent Gatecrash group have earned reputations as being Holland's top bands. Vloeimans' performances with a multitude of other formations has shown his versatility. His musical talent, easy-going attitude and great sense of humour have brought him to play with national and international artists. Eric Vloeimans has attained a level that enables him to share the stage with many of the most reputable and established musicians in the jazz scene and beyond. He played with Marc Johnson, Pierre Courbois, The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Michiel Borstlap, Jeroen van Vliet, Nguyên Lê, Anton Goudsmit, Spinvis, Jimmy Haslip, Lars Danielsson, Michael Moore, Joey Baron, Mercer Ellington, John Taylor, Harmen Fraanje, Henny Vrienten and many, many others.

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”I was amazed at the strength of Eric's writing and playing. He was an inspiration and led the date with creative imagination. It was a pleasure to record with him. The music reveals what is best in the art of improvised music; thoughtful structures that allow the sensitivity of the musicians to come together to create something special and unique, that had never been before.” --Marc Johnson

“...with the CD Bitches and Fairy-tales he firmly established his reputation... Vloeimans seeks the same virtue in his music as Raymond Chandler does in literature: 'to acquire delicacy without losing the power.” --Bert Vuijsje, HP/De Tijd (Dutch weekly opinion magazine)

“Trumpeter Eric Vloeimans is ranked as one of the undisputed giants within the Dutch jazz establishment

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Nov15Fri
Eric Vloeimans & Eric Vaarzon Morel
Kunstcentrum Catharinakapel
Harderwijk, Netherlands
€18,00
Mar15Sun
Eric Vloeimans
Tivoli/vredenburg
Utrecht, Netherlands
Mar15Sun
Eric Vloeimans
Tivolivredenburg
Utrecht, Netherlands

Discography

Eric Vloeimans' Oliver's Cinema

Eric Vloeimans'...

Buzz Records
2014

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North Sea Jazz...

Challenge Jazz
2013

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Live at The Concertgebouw

Live at The...

Challenge Records
2012

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Live at Yoshi's

Challenge Records
2011

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Live At The...

Challenge Records
2011

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Eric Vloeimans: V-Flow

Eric Vloeimans: V-Flow

Challenge Records
2011

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Orbit

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Eric Vloeimans
Heavens Above

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